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Hillsville man indicted for nine counts of child porn
A Hillsville man has been indicted with nine counts of possession of child pornography by a Carroll County Jury. Daniel Christian Jones, 33, of 51 Sycamore Lane in Hillsville, was one of 63 people indicted Monday by a Carroll County Grand Jury.
Snow, ice strand dozens of Virginia drivers
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. - VDOT crews are working to clear roads, but the snow continues to fall on Route 33 in Rockingham County. Virginia State Police have responded to dozens of stuck drivers due to this snow and ice falling on the road, which is near the county line with Greene County.
Former Virginia Preschool Teacher to Be Imprisoned for 41 Years for Sexually Abusing Children
After emotional victim impact statements from parents of young children who were sexually abused at a Virginia preschool, a judge sentenced a former teacher to spend the next 41 years in prison.
Southwest Virginia missing teenager
Angelina Roberts left Abingdon High School Wednesday in a blue sedan and has not been seen since. If you have any information on where she is, or could be, you are asked to call 911.
Sheriff: 6-year-old found at meth-lab Virginia home; 2 arrested
MARION, Va. (AP) — A 6-year-old child was present as meth was being made at a Marion, Virginia, home, and now two people have been arrested on child endangerment and drug charges, officials said.
Pitt looking to get in the mix for 4-star WR from Virginia
Even though KeAndre Lambert listed his top 11 schools back on Jan. 11, that didn't stop Pitt from sending an offer this way. The Panthers...
Wythe woman named Miss Crooked Road
ROCKY MOUNT — A 23-year-old Wythe County woman was selected from a field of six contestants in Franklin County Saturday to become Miss Crooked Road 2019. Reagan Delp, of Elk Creek, will represent the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail this summer during the Miss Virginia Pageant in Lynchburg. Miss Cr
Goad named Hillsville Police Chief
Shannon Goad - Hillsville Town Council at its March 11 meeting appointed Interim Police Chief Shannon Goad as the new Chief of the Hillsville Police Department. He is a lifelong resident of Carroll County and began his career in law enforcement in 1995 as a dispatcher for the Carroll County Sheriff’
Jury trial set in Wythe double slaying
Aidan Dawson would have turned 19 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, another 19-year-old accused of killing him and his 24-year-old friend, Raymond Rodriguez, in 2017 learned that it will be another year before his case goes to trial.
Vaughan-Bassett celebrates its centennial with Centennial Solids bedrooms
GALAX, Va. – Case good manufacturer Vaughan-Bassett is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year with a continued push towards solid wood bedroom, an increasingly important segment that represents more than half of the company’s business.
Five local students make Honors Band
BOONE — Five Surry County Schools students were chosen for and recently performed with the Northwest N.C. All-District Honor Band held here at Appalachian State University. Devin Hill, 6th Horn in F in the 11-12 Symphonic Band, and Brandon Carter, 10th Trumpet in the 9-10 Symphonic Band, represented
Prescribed burn at Stone Mountain planned
For more information, go to www.ncparks.gov/stone-mountain-state-park. - ROARING GAP — Smoke may be seen from the area near Stone Mountain State Park next week, as park officials announced Tuesday afternoon a possible 680-acre prescribed burn could take place.
After slow start, Bears on a roll
After a slow start, the Mount Airy baseball team and first-year head coach Weston Payne have become a dangerous opponent. The Granite Bears, an eclectic mixture of four freshmen and a sophomore along with seven seniors and three juniors, have found their chemistry after losing their first two games
No. 1 Cards crush ball, Eagles
DOBSON — Facing the state’s top-ranked 1A team is tough enough. Doing it when the wind is blowing out is deadly. No. 1 East Surry hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the top of the third inning on Thursday evening, turning a 1-0 deficit to host Surry Central into a 5-1 lead. From there, the undefe
High schools: Christiansburg tops Radford behind Johnson's four goals
CHRISTIANSBURG — Julia Johnson scored four goals and Maddie Wright made five saves to lead Christiansburg to a 5-1 win over Radford in a nondistrict girls soccer game on Wednesday.
Ratcliffe unveiling Ryan train layout
Dr. Milton Brockmeyer’s “O” scale train layout is a popular attraction at Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski, but there’s a new “N” scale layout joining its ranks next week.
Much more music (March 21-27)
The singer-songwriter plays six- and 12-string guitars in diverse styles of popular music. Where: Poor Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, 201 N. Main St., Blacksburg. Cost: No cover; tips for musicians are appreciated.
Surry County man keeps master tinsmith’s work alive
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- He was a master tinsmith. “I learned from my father and my grandfather,” Peter Blum told us back in 1999. “This is what made this country great.”. Blum passed away in February but before he did, he made sure his tin shop wouldn’t become silent.
Wake Forest Baptist opens heart & vascular practice in Elkin
Wake Forest Baptist Health is expanding its services in Elkin by opening a new heart and vascular practice to better serve area residents. Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart & Vascular – Elkin is located at 100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park in Elkin, next to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.
Dozen new manufacturing jobs coming to Wytheville
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. - Clarke Precision Machine, Inc. will create a dozen jobs in Wythe County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday morning. The precision metal and non-metal tooling manufacturer is planning to invest $750,000 to buy new machinery and expand its Wythe County facility. A timeline has